Training & Exercise 

Emergency preparedness training and exercises are not open to the public. Community Outreach events are open to the public. Official agency representatives who want to observe exercises may contact the Office of Emergency Management about attending. 
Exercise Schedule
Exercises are a key component of national preparedness—they provide elected and appointed officials and stakeholders from across the whole community with the opportunity to shape planning, assess and validate capabilities, and address areas for improvement in a low-risk environment.

Exercise Title Date(s)
CALVEX Workshop  (Calvert Cliffs Exercise) May 25, 2017
Drive Thru Flu Clinic September 30, 2017

Training Schedule
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free Independent Study (IS) online courses that are available to the general public on a wide variety of topics. To learn more about the Independent Study Program and view available courses click here

Check this page often to see what training opportunities are available throughout the region. Current and upcoming classes are listed below. 

All-Hazards Finance/Admin. Unit Leader Course (L0975)

Monday 5/15/17
Tuesday 5/16/17
Wednesday 5/17/17
Washington County's 
Division of Emergency Services - 
Williamsport, MD 
The Finance/Administration Unit Leader (FAUL) course will help participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Finance/Administration Unit Leader in an all-hazards incident.
Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts (L194)
Monday 6/5/17
Tuesday 6/6/17
Wednesday 6/7/17
Thursday 6/8/17
Chesapeake College -
Wye Mills, MD

Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (E/L273) is recommendedFEMA's General Admissions Application Short Form required. Email back to
FEMA Region III Staging Area Workshop 
More Information and Registration
Tuesday  6/27/17 Wednesday 6/28/17
Thursday 6/29/17
Anne Arundel County, MD (Near Baltimore/Washington International Airport)
A three day training event based on the FEMA L6660 Federal Staging Area Operations enhanced with practical staging and resource management opportunities.
G191/EOC Interface 
More Information and Registration

Thursday 6/8/17 Prince George County's OEM - LandoverMD
The goal of the course is to provide state and local emergency management officials with the knowledge and skills they need to operate an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) and interface it with an Incident Command System (ICS) field operation.

Thursday 6/29/17 Calvert County's Dept. of Public Safety - Barstow, MD
The training course will provide an overview of the program- what it is, what it does, and how it works. The training course will also go over the software layout and will cover the available graphic and reporting features of the program that support hurricane decision making as a storm approaches.

Upcoming Conferences
We encourage our staff to increase their general knowledge and learn about new trends and best practices while providing them with the opportunity to establish new working relationships with other professionals.  Here are some of the training venues you will find Annapolis OEM staff this year:

  • National Hurricane Conference (April 17-20: New Orleans, LA)
    The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management.
  • Intermedix Summit (May 8-11: Nashville, TN)
    The Intermedix Summit is designed to help you focus on practices that are best for your individual roles. At the same time, the Summit also gives you the opportunity to learn about other subjects within the overall health and safety ecosystem. We are all individual instruments, designed to play specific notes. However, when we come together, in a coordinated fashion, we can make a beautiful sound in One Rhythm, as a part of One Community.
  • Maryland Emergency Response Symposium (MDERS)  (May 4: Hyattsville, MD) 
    The symposium, organized by Emergency Response System of Maryland - National Capital Region, provides a forum for the integration of Fire & Rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Public Health and Health Care Systems to network and exchange information and ideas. This year's focus will be on multidisciplinary responses to terror & mass casualty incidents. Click here for a printable flyer.
  • MEMA Homeland Security and Emergency Management Symposium (May 30 - June 2: Ocean City, MD)
    The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) promotes and supports an all-hazards approach to Emergency Management in the State of Maryland. At both the Local and State level the Association members promote emergency preparedness. The Annual Symposium seeks to bring together public safety professionals from across the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • National Homeland Security Conference (UASI) (June 6-8: Buffalo, NY)
    The National Homeland Security Conference provides a direct bridge to connect and share best practices among those charged with keeping our Nation safe.  Attendees typically include Homeland Security professionals, Emergency Managers and planners, public safety representatives from every response discipline, local, State, and Federal government leaders from the largest metropolitan areas in the 50 states and U.S. territories, as well as subject matter experts from the private sector.
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference (November 10-15: Long Beach, CA)
    The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum to discuss current trends and topics, share information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advance the work of IAEM. Conference sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas and collaborate to protect lives and property from disaster.
NOTE: These conferences are available to the general public and will have a fee attached in order to attend. For more information, click on the name of the event that interests you.